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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policy makers, and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from set-piece lectures to conferences and seminars.

CPEC: Opportunities for UK-China Collaboration

31 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

RUSI is currently working on a project funded by the UK government on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).As the first iteration of...

Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh on NATO’s Contribution to European Security

21 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

European security and the stability in the Euro-Atlantic area are at the core of NATO’s business. Together with other international...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

15 May 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyKeir...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2017

31 May 2017, 13:00

Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy, will consider the lessons of the Gallipoli...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

09 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 15th Annual Conference

24 May 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in it's 15th year, the conference will focus on 'Better peacekeeping: how to make the most of UN missions', and will take a deep look at the practical and theoretical questions which arise when...

Pakistan Army Operations 2016: Assessing the Impact of Zarb-e-Azb

28 April 2016, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The security and economic outlook for Pakistan in 2016 is improving. The suppression of violence in its hinterlands, and the impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would indicate a much improved security and economic situtation in...

Whitehall Dialogue: Russia and Refugees – Challenges for German Foreign Policy

27 April 2016, 15:45
RUSI Whitehall

This event will consider the economic impact of the refugee crisis and the role that Germany plays in European security. After 1990 Germany was, in the famous words of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, ‘surrounded only by friends for the first time in...

The Principles of the UN: Solidarity in a Multipolar Age

26 April 2016, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The unprecedentedly open process of selecting the next UN Secretary General has raised tensions between the major powers and the smaller nations at the UN, being as the candidate has traditionally been selected in private by the permanent members...

Understanding Global Challenges and the Spectrum of Conflict: The View from Canada

25 April 2016, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

The election of the Trudeau government is providing fresh impetus for the Canadian Department of National Defence to review its approach to the security challenges of today. In September, the government will produce its Defence Policy Review, the...

The UK’s In-Out Referendum: Implications for EU Foreign and Defence Policy

25 April 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The EU’s attempts at conflict resolution have left much to be desired. In the Ukraine, the Baltic States, Turkey and much of the Middle East, there is a lack of coherent policy. Lord Owen’s recently published booklet argues that the renegotiations...

Whitehall Dialogue - Policing the City of London

21 April 2016, 15:45
RUSI Whitehall

The City of London Police is unique among forces. While policing the ‘Square Mile’ makes the force the smallest territorially, this is the UK capital’s global financial and business trading centre. More than 300,000 people from 189 different...

The Future of the UN: Necessary Reforms and Unavoidable Challenges

21 April 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the term of the current UN Secretary-General coming to an end this year, his successor will take over an organisation facing multiple challenges and inherit an ambitious programme of reforms. The demands are many, including peacekeeping and...

The 70th Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture: Leadership in an Uncertain World

21 April 2016, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The themes and issues contained in this lecture will be discussed in further detail at this year's Land Warfare Conference on 28-29 June 2016. Read speech Speaker Bio General Robert 'Abe' Abrams assumed duties as the 22nd Commander of United States...

Terrorism Starts and Finishes in Our Neighbourhoods: Commander Mak Chishty on Security, Securitisation and Community Engagement

15 April 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Community engagement is a vital part of the Metropolitan Police's strategy to counter extremism. Particularly in the aftermath of the Lee Rigby murder, Muslim communities play an increasingly significant role in fostering better relations and...

Expectations for the NATO Warsaw Summit: A Presentation by the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration

14 April 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In addressing Georgia's stance on NATO and the EU, David Bakradze will discuss the role of strategic communications in the build up to the 2016 NATO Summit.  The upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw carries particular significance for Georgia's Euro-...

Missile Defence Conference 2016

12 April 2016, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This international conference is timely, allowing participants to look ahead to the NATO Warsaw Summit in July and to also discuss the implications of the UK Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (SDSR). To watch presentations from the...

Israel since 2000: The Anatomy of a Securitised State

11 April 2016, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

For the greater part of its existence, conventional threats and challenges long dominated our understanding of Israeli security concerns. Today however, the challenges facing Israel are largely non-state based and, in the case of the Boycott,...

The Army of Afghanistan: A Political History of a Fragile Institution

07 April 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his latest work, Dr Giustozzi locates the army's development within the wider context of statebuilding in Afghanistan based on extensive interviews with both Afghan army officers and their advisers and mentors.Dr Antonio Guistozzi is an Associate...

Reading the Small Print: The Future of Additive Manufacturing in Defence

06 April 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ was a topic that featured prominently at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. In particular, additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, was lauded as a major component of technological...

Turkey and Regional Disorder After the Arab Spring

30 March 2016, 14:00

In conjunction with most of its allies in NATO, Turkey initially believed that the political changes unleashed by the so-called Arab Spring will usher in a more stable Middle Eastern region. Turkey offered its support to these forces of change, and...